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Absolute Beginner's Guide to Wi-Fi® Wireless Networking by Harold Davis

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WAN

Wide area network, such as the Internet.

WAP

Wireless application protocol, used to provide Internet capabilities, such as Web browsing, to “thin” wireless devices, such as mobile phones.

War chalking

The use of chalk markings on a sidewalk to identify Wi-Fi networks.

War driving

Cruising in a car with a Wi-Fi laptop looking for unprotected Wi-Fi networks.

WEP

Wired equivalent privacy, an encryption security standard built into the current versions of Wi-Fi.

Wi-Fi

Short for wireless fidelity, is the Wi-Fi Alliance's name for a wireless standard, or protocol, used for wireless networking using the 802.11 standards.

Wi-Fi Alliance

A not-for-profit organization that certifies the interoperability of wireless devices built around the 802.11 standard. ...

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